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8 Quirky World Records Set by Russia, Russian Women

14. September 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

Check out these quirky world records set by Russian women and Russia itself.


Most Darts in Inner and Outer Bulls-eyes in One Minute

In 2009, Russia’s Anastasia Dobromyslova set a new record by throwing seven darts within the inner and outer bull's-eyes. Anastasia shares the record with Winston Cadogan of Barbados.

Lowest Temperature – Inhabited

The Siberian village of Oymyako is the coldest permanently inhabited place on earth where the temperature once plummeted to 68°C (-90°F). Around 4,000 hearty souls call Oymyako home.

Most Prolific Mother Ever

Records indicate that a Russian peasant woman in the 1700s, known only as the first wife of Fyodor Vasilyev, naturally gave birth to 69 children. In 27 confinements, she delivered 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. All but two of the children are thought to have survived past infancy.

Most Contaminated Lake (Radioactivity)

Russia also has the dubious honor of possessing the world’s most contaminated lake. Located in the Chelyabinsk province of Russia, Lake Karachay emits enough radiation to kill a man standing on shore within one hour. The nearby Soviet nuclear facility Mayak Chemical Combine is to blame.


Largest Collection of Butterfly-Related Items

Russia’s Nina Merinova has been collecting butterfly-related items since 1996 and owned 735 butterfly ornaments as of September 2011 .


Longest Train Journey Without Changing Trains

Travelers on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway can ride the rails for just over a week without changing trains. The route from Moscow, Russia to North Korea’s Pyongyang covers 6,346 miles.


Longest Female Grand Slam Tennis Match (Singles)

4 hours and 44 minutes: the time it took Italy's Francesca Schiavone and Russia’s Svetlana Kuznetsova to finish a Grand Slam tennis singles competition on January 23, 2011. Schiavone ultimately won the match.


Largest Disco Ball

Displayed at the “Casa Bacardi, Larger Than Life” party in Moscow, Russia, on April 26, 2012, the world’s largest disco ball measured in at 32 ft 9 in.

Visit GuinnessWorldRecords.com to learn about other world records set by Mother Russia and the people who inhabit it.